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Re: canon pixma mp145
It's arranged C M and Y. Meaning Cyan on the left and Magenta on top and Yellow on the right. If you are not sure, stick a needle or if you've enlarged the hole, a toothpick. When you pull out the needle wipe it on a piece of tissue the residue will show the color. On a toothpick you'll see the color as you take it out. Good luck.
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Use the thumb drill to literally drill a hole into the side of the old cartridge. Make sure to chose a location that's closer to the top of the ink cartridge to avoid over spillage when you add the new ink. Once you have the hole just squeeze in some ink of corresponding color into the hole. Not a huge amount, but enough to get some use out of it before the next refill. I highly recommend covering the hole afterward with a sticker or something so that you don't dry out the cartride. Reinsert the cartridge into the printer and use. (: All set!
*Note: You may have to reset the count on the cartridge to avoid getting messages that the ink need to be changed. From here on in, use your eyes to determine if the cartridge needs a refill (:
They can be used ......CL831 is same as CL40, 50..
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Following is the procedure to reset waste ink counter Canon Pixma MP145 :
Connected Printer to a Power source, Turn off the printer if printer on
With the Printer power off, press the Power button while press and hold Stop/Reset button.
When the Power led is light, press Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.
When releasing the Power button and the Stop/Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection)
When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button four times to reset wase ink counter. For other specified number pressed function listed in the table below. (Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange).
Unplug cable power from a power source.
The number of the Reset button pressing
Service pattern print
Waste ink counter reset
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
I don't have an MP145 but from what I know that printer uses the 830/831 and 40/41 canon cartridges. I'm not familiar w/ the 37/38 as we don't have it here but from the pictures that I've seen they look identical. Unfortunately, Canon may have done some region coding like HP as I've only seen the 37/38 in the European websites. You can try it but I would suggest you changed it to the 40/41. Also if you have the original box of the printer, it should indicate there what cartridges are compatibe. If the 37/38 is not written on it then its not compatible. Hope this helps.
You need to use a very thin needle (25 gauge medical needle works well) on a syringe. There is a tiny hole in the canon 40 cartridge under the label which you need to fill. To refill the color cartridge (canon 41) as you look at the cartridge, the hole at the top is magenta, the hole to the left is blue and the hole to the right is yellow, use a separate syringe and needle for each color. Every now and then you will need to use some cartridge cleaner to soften/clean the sponge in the cartridge. I use 0.5cc of cleaner then let sit overnight before adding ink. You need to be sure the label is replaced well or use good tape to keep the ink from escaping.
Yes you could refill those types of cartridges, but i would not suggest it! Unoriginal ink will cause loss of quality and also if not sealed correctly it could spill allover the printer and will certainly cause damage.